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   * Changes to ordinances can be a stumbling block (see 3 Nephi, confusion re no more animal sacrifice)   * Changes to ordinances can be a stumbling block (see 3 Nephi, confusion re no more animal sacrifice)
   * Using the priesthood is like being an envelope - you deliver the message, and you may not know what it is   * Using the priesthood is like being an envelope - you deliver the message, and you may not know what it is
 +  * I think that judgments against nations could be judgments against their lifestyle, or the crimes they have committed (keep it in perspective of a nation representing a person and their way of life or actions)
 +  * Living the gospel is not about willpower, it is about choice.
 +  * The Holy Ghost removes the effects of sin.
 +  * When you pray about how to help others, answers come quickly.
 +  * Heaven'​s plans are perfect.
 +  * If you keep the commandments,​ you will prosper in the land -- we will prosper where we are now.
 +  * The prodigal son's father fulfilled his son's request and gave him his inheritance.
 +  * The work will go further, independently of all power. (Pres. Monson)
 +  * Heavenly Father is mindful of each of us, and our individual needs.
 +  * Embodied in children are hope. (Elder Packer)
 +  * "We are servants of the Lord, and we have a message for you."
 +  * Repentance and the pains it brings will always be worth it.
 +  * Single motherhood and fatherhood are temporary states.
 +  * People learn more from their children than their own parents. ​ See Isaiah 11:6.
 +  * The gospel is a powerful influence in the lives of people.
 +  * That something is good is not reason enough to devote time and resources. (Pres. Uchtdorf)
 +  * Our lives need regular pruning to bring forth good fruit.
 +  * Diligently study the scriptures.
 +  * Sermons without action are like fire without heat.
 +  * Lehi taught his family so well that descendants of dissidents had their hearts turned.
 +  * Compulsion builds resentment and causes distrust.
 +  * "Wise parents prepare their children to get along without them."
 +  * Never say '​no'​ without a '​go'​. ​ Provide alternate paths.
 +  * Forgiveness is not trust. ​ Forgiveness can take time.  When you've forgiven someone who has abused you, it is okay to avoid the relationship.
 +  * Forgiving is one thing; when the time comes to repair other things, the Holy Ghost will let you know.
 +  * I think all those scriptures in the Book of Mormon that talk about how "they remembered their fathers"​ could be a reference to geneaology.
 +  * How many are not here (at church) because they are discouraged or feel like they don't belong? ​ Find someone and tell them they can be happy. ​ Carry a message of love, acceptance, and belonging. ​ Find someone who is lonely, scared, hurt, who doesn'​t feel like they belong, and help them.
 +  * He is the Savior of each of us, personally
 +  * Missionary work can be helping people feel welcome
 +  * Heavenly Father sends you where you can do the most good and grow the most.
 +  * In just being a friend, we are living the gospel
 +  * Each person is at a different stage of living the gospel
 +  * You cannot serve two masters - it's strictly not possible, your heart cannot follow two opposite paths. ​ It is more than "​can";​ as a decision the ability is not present.
 +  * I can't coast off the accomplishments of the past.
 +  * Consider your membership in the family as a calling.
 +  * The Book of Mormon (and the scriptures) document miracles that we can all reference
 +  * "We cannot start out in a wrong direction without first overruling a warning."​
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